What are the dangers of an x-ray test?
- X-ray tests expose the body to radiation. Fortunately, modern x-ray equipment uses much smaller amounts of radiation than in the past.
- If your doctor recommends a test that uses a contrast dye, tell your doctor if you are allergic to contrast materials, iodine, or seafood. This may put you at a higher risk for a reaction.
- Radiation can be dangerous for a fetus. Tell your doctor if you are, or think you may be pregnant.